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DNA scientist's Nobel medal sells for $2.27 million

The 1962 Nobel Prize medal awarded to DNA discoverer Francis Crick sold Thursday in New York for $2.27 million, a day after a letter Crick wrote went for a record $6 million. The Physiology or Medicine prize medal sold at Heritage Auctions in Manhattan to Jack Wang, CEO of Chinese biomedical company Biomobie, the auction house said. Britain's Crick received the prize along with his DNA co-discoverer James Dewey Watson, and Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins.

Scientist's DNA letter to son fetches $6 million

A letter the British scientist who co-discovered the structure of DNA wrote to his son announcing the news sold Wednesday for a record sum of just over $6 million, Christie's said. Elizabeth Van Bergen, a spokeswoman for the auction house in New York, said the sale "did make the new world auction record for a letter and was sold for $6,059,750." Without Christie's added premium, the sale price was $5.3 million, well beyond the initial $1-2 million estimate.
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